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Blog: Wellbeing, self-care and boundary setting whilst working from home during the pandemic – tips from Dr Mirjam Thullesen

In response to the COVID-10 pandemic, NACCOM partnered with Dr Mirjam Thullesen, a psychologist and psychotherapist with specialist knowledge of working in the refugee field, to run a series of online wellbeing workshops for our members looking at self-care and boundary setting whilst working from home. Mirjam […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Resources – Digital inclusion and enabling access to the internet for service users during the pandemic

Digital inclusion is particularly important not only to help service users access vital online services during the pandemic, but to reduce social isolation and support mental health and wellbeing during this extremely challenging time. The question of how best to support people accommodated across the network in […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Resources – Free online event for members; Looking After Yourself Webinar for managing stress and pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic

NACCOM is pleased to invite members to a free online event: Looking After Yourself Webinar, taking place on three different dates in April and May   ****** NACCOM is offering members affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the opportunity to take part in a 1.5 hour psychosocial support […]

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New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

The charity Women for Refugee Women has released some important new research looking into the experiences of asylum-seeking women in the UK. The new report, Will I ever be safe? Asylum-seeking women made destitute in the UK, features evidence from partners across the UK including NACCOM member […]

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Apply to be our next Policy and Advocacy Worker and join the fight to #EndDestitution – deadline Monday 1st April

NACCOM is recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (maternity cover)- could you be the person we’re looking for? The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will oversee NACCOM’s advocacy work, developing and implementing the advocacy strategy. They will consult with member organisations and the people they are working […]

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Seeking Asylum- report by civil society groups in West Midlands on women’s experiences in the asylum process

‘Seeking Asylum’, a report on women’s Experiences of Home Office Decision Making, Destitution and Mental Health Issues, has been recently published by a group of civil society activists including women seeking asylum in the West Midlands. The authors highlight the UK’s failure to fulfil the Convention on […]

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Last chance to apply for Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator roles at NACCOM- deadline 18th March

NACCOM is recruiting several posts to assist in our work to end destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds, and the deadline for the Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator are both coming up on Monday 18th March. Could you join […]

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Research identifies urgent need for human rights approach to tackle destitution in Scotland

‘From Pillar to Post’, new research by several Scottish refugee charities released this week, calls for a human rights based strategy to tackle asylum destitution. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS), a Glasgow based project coordinated by the Refugee Survival Trust, Scottish Refugee Council, […]

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Research by Scottish agencies highlights major problems in Section 4 support process

Partner agencies in Scotland have published findings on delays with Section 4 applications which demonstrate systemic problems with the system. The research, which was gathered from April 2017- April 2018, highlights the challenges that people face in accessing this vital support, which is only available to those who are destitute […]

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‘Still An Ordeal’ – British Red Cross releases latest report on destitution in the move on period for newly recognised refugees

Today the British Red Cross releases ‘Still An Ordeal’, examining the experiences of new refugees who face destitution after moving on from asylum support. The report concludes that the 28-day move-on period ‘is leaving refugees on the brink of extreme poverty.’ Below we share a summary of […]

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Mastering Self-Care

This week is Self Care Week 2018 and we’re marking it with another guest blog from Bird, an organisation working with people to avoid burn out and build resilience. Here’s Hannah Massarella, Bird’s CEO and founder, explaining some of the practical steps we can all take to master self care. […]

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‘The Movement’- feature length film on everyday heroes involved in the ‘refugee crisis’ launches this week

‘The Movement’ is a feature length film telling stories of voluntary rescuers who have stepped in where governments have held back in the ongoing ‘refugee crisis’. With footage from the Mediterranean, Paris, Rome, and Greece, the film was produced by Sharon Walia, a journalist and refugee worker at […]

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